The article tells a story of a small team of tightly-knit developers, a “human swarm”, who largely worked on a single screen and keyboard practicing mob programming, had no formally defined roles, performed no estimates, seldom worked on more than one task at a time and delivered a quality product to a satisfied customer.
In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in Kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with Kanban, and getting results with Kanban.
The "Lean Enterprise" book authors discuss how traditional management practices fail to balance innovation and product exploitation as they require very different sets of capabilities.
Agile software development is in a rut. The most popular agile methods are consistently mis-applied, mis-understood, mis-used, and all too often abandoned. This article proposes a new approach.
Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.
This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 4
Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.
This article features highlights from interviews on the state of practice and challenges in release engineering space. Interview questions cover topics like metrics, continuous delivery's benefits. 1
Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age.
The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.
This article contains an extensive interview on the microservices adoption process, the benefits and difficulties of implementing microservices, with representatives from Gilt, Hailo and nearForm. 5